After a thrilling 3-2 victory over league leaders Chelsea last Sunday, Manchester United now have another big clash to look forward to this weekend. The Red Devils will host Arsenal in Saturday’s early kick-off, marking the reigniting of what has developed into one of England’s fiercest rivalries of recent years. And after scoring eleven goals between them in their two sensational midweek League Cup ties, one can expect to enjoy a contest with the quality to match the drama of this fixture.
But where will the game be won and lost? This article identifies four of the key battles to watch out for this weekend as the two foes lock horns once again.
Robin van Persie vs. Thomas Vermaelen